The less glamorous side of writing a novel

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”

Cookie Monster in  The Shining - Here's Johnny

Sugar! I need some freaking SUGAR!!!

So I finished my new novel on Sunday. Yay! Number Eight. All done and dusted. First draft – done. The review – done. The second final review and the final edit – done done done and good to GO. But web devs out there will recognise the concept of building on “local” and then migrating to stage. So I’ve moved my MS into the novel-ready-to-publish format and now discovered about half the freaking tab-indents are waaaay out of whack. No big deal. I just have to go through the ENTIRE document hitting backspace, hard return, re-tab. Again and again, and again. This is the less glamorous side of writing; along with spending day after day sitting in my sky bunker dressed in a shabby wool cardigan that looks like something from Starsky & Hutch.

So, say after me:

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”

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